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Old 03-11-2016, 12:47 PM   #11
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I did the vortex.
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I suggest you get the one with reverse. Installation is straight forward but the instructions are anemic. Use quality wire connectors. I also drilled the rivets out and removed the original fan bracket to avoid air flow disruption. All work is accomplished inside without a big mess. I procured mine from RVUpgrades.
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Old 03-18-2016, 07:01 PM   #12
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Where are the wires? I'm trying to add a Fan-tastic Model 1200 fan to the bathroom of my 2016 30DS but have not seen the wires...the area behind the sheet metal facia is filled with Styrofoam. Should I cut through the Styrofoam to look for the wires? I can always use some spray foam as filler later. And, if there are no wires can I parallel off of the bathroom light (I have already removed the light and exposed the wires).

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Old 03-18-2016, 08:01 PM   #13
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Mine ran tight against the flashing, on the side towards the center of the RV. Working from inside of the RV I couldn't see them until I used a mirror. There was a brown (positive) and a White (negative). I used automotive wire taps and everything has been working fine, going on a year. Be sure to turn off the battery disconnect when you're tapping the wires.
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:14 PM   #14
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I see that the Vortex fan does not come with trim. Will the stock trim around the vent work?
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Old 03-19-2016, 12:57 PM   #15
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Yes you reuse the stock trim. The fan takes the place of the original hatch screen, and has gears to operate the hatch lid, once you have the fan all you need are the wire taps.

It is the low cost option but remember it is much louder than a higher end fan, like the fantastic. I would not use it for a living or sleeping area because of the noise. But it does a fine job in the shower and 'odorous' area.
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Old 03-19-2016, 01:10 PM   #16
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Thanks TLAK! I plan in installing it in the bathroom. Only a non fan vent in there now.
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Old 03-19-2016, 02:40 PM   #17
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TLAK, I found the brown and white wires exactly where you said but they appear to be taught. Is one end suppose to be loose and terminated (awaiting something to be hooked up to) or are they feeding something else and require splicing into them?
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Old 03-19-2016, 04:21 PM   #18
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I tapped into them using wire taps.

Dorman/T-tap terminal 86455 - Read Reviews on Dorman #86455

I used the weather resistant ones, they just have some dielectric grease in them. Here is a video on installing them, it shows them sliding the vehicle wire through the tap but really you just snap the tap over the wire.

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JohnCD, I also have a 2016 FR3 30DS and the wires were loose on one end but were squashed under the flashing. Mine did not feed anything else, just took a bit of tugging to get them out, and I just connected each end of the wires to the Vortex fan. I think I read in other posts that 2015 and earlier models required being tapped into like TLAK posted.
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Jim's way is a lot easier than what I did. Wish I knew that when I did mine.
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